“The Srebrenica massacre in 1995 was ‘a hideous crime, it was a war crime’ Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on this week’s edition of DW’s political talk show Conflict Zone.
Brnabic emphasized that ‘it was a terrible, terrible crime’ but she disputed that the term genocide applied to Srebrenica. ‘Genocide is when you are … killing the entire population, the women, children and this was not that case.’
She added that ‘it was not done in the name of the Serbian people and Serbia cannot, Serbs cannot collectively be blamed for what happened. I do not think it was a genocide.'” (Deutsche Welle)
“Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic reveals what growing up gay in her conservative country taught her, and what prejudice she overcame to lead her country.” (Video at CNN)
“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met on Friday in Belgrade with US Ambassador Kyle Scott.
They discussed bilateral relations, economic cooperation and the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Tanjug said, citing a press release from the president’s office.
Vucic informed Scott that, by introducing taxes on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Pristina had violated the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).
Vucic ‘expressed his satisfaction with increasing trade between Serbia and the US, which was about 30 percent in the first nine months, as well as strengthening the interest of US investment companies in Serbia.'” (B92)
“Following the European Commission (EC) internal document on Serbia which has said the country has failed to progress in the central area related to the chapters 23 and 24, there is a possibility that Belgrade won’t open any new topic by the end of the year, the Radio Free Europe (RFE) reported on Friday.
The chapters 23 (judiciary and fundamental rights) and 24 (justice, freedom and security) are considered the key in the accession talks, and the failure to meet their criteria made some EU member states to consider whether to support the opening of any new chapter.” (N1)